GKN Material Handler I - 321.18 (ARBU) in El Cajon, California

Material Handler I - 321.18 (ARBU)

Country: United States

Work Location: El Cajon

State: California

Advertising End Date: 12 Dec 2018

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

Job Purpose

Under close supervision, performs a variety of functions to provide planning and coordination involved in the material distribution and transportation flow of all goods and services that support the Company's operations by ensuring materials, supplies, tools, production setups, and finished goods are in place to meet or exceed internal and external customer's expectations. May also serve in functions that involve stores/receiving, shipping, returned/finished goods, and inventory analysis.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Provide material control services that include the accurate and efficient processing of paperwork, data entry, order picking, delivery, record keeping, and counting of materials, supplies, tools, and finished goods; provide support for packaging and shipping of material to internal and external customers.

  • Apply basic personal computer functions to access production control and material data systems to assist in the development and implementation of shipping and delivery schedules, tool control schedules, manufacturing setup schedules, and production schedules.

  • Work with various departments to prioritize work orders and manufacturing or tool set-up tasks in an assigned production cell.Assist supervision and workforce in the resolution of work order or shop supply discrepancies, problems and/or concerns.

  • Transport parts, materials, supplies, tools, and production setups by hand or with mechanical devices, such as a tow motors or forklifts.

  • Maintains clean work environment (including assigned storage and cleaning duties) in full compliance with company standards, customer and government regulations.

  • Assists in the development and maintenance of a business culture, which supports the Company's overall business objectives and goals, to include issues that involve “cost, quality, process, schedule and people”.

  • Ensures the company's commitment to maintain a safe workplace and to protect the environment through the establishment and support of Company policy and adherence to various government regulations.

  • Fully complies with the "GKN Aerospace, Inc. Policy Statement on Contracting with the United States Government" in all areas of responsibility involving direct and indirect contracting with the United States Government.Ensure subordinate staff is aware of the policy and their individual responsibility and accountability for complying with it.

  • Performs other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

  • Key Responsibilities


High School diploma or GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience & Qualifications

No experience is required. Requires basic computer and math skills. Must be able to attain forklift and overhead and/or mobile crane certification. Must have a valid California drivers license (CDL). Demonstrate, among peers and with management, a high level of initiative, teamwork, and problem solving skills. Organize assigned workplace and activities in a flexible manner, to ensure the completion of assignments under frequently changing priorities. Must be willing to work in a repetitive production environment with concern for meeting cost, quality and schedule requirements. The ability to work as a team player as well as independently is required.

Mental and Physical Demands

  • Manual dexterity

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time

  • Lift up to 50 pounds

  • Ability to work in a machine shop environment

  • May be required to work non-standard hours and shifts in support of customer requirements.

About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.